2011 All-Africa Games

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2011 All-Africa Games.jpg
Host city Maputo, Mozambique
Nations participating 53
Athletes participating 5000 (projected athletes, coaches, officials)
Events 20 sports
Opening ceremony 3 September 2011
Closing ceremony 18 September 2011
Officially opened by Armando Guebuza
Main venue Zimpeto Stadium
Website www.cojamaputo2011.org.mz
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A map of Mozambique with Maputo marked in the south of the country.
A map of Mozambique with Maputo marked in the south of the country.
Maputo
Location of Maputo in Mozambique.

The 10th All-Africa Games took place between September 3–18, 2011 in Maputo, Mozambique.[1][2] Maputo's hosting marked the third time the Games was held in the southern part of the continent.

Host awarding[edit]

In April 2005, Lusaka, Zambia was named the host of the 10th Games by the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa at a meeting in Algeria.[3] In 2004, Ghana had indicated an interest in hosting the Games,[4] but reportedly withdrew its bid.

In December 2008, the Zambian government withdrew its offer to host the 2011 Games, due to a lack of funds.[5]

In April 2009, Mozambique stepped in to take on hosting duties.[6]

Participating Nations[edit]

The following is a list of nations that participated in the 2011 All-Africa Games:[7]

Sports[edit]

The Maputo 2011 All Africa Games featured 20 sports, 2 of which also featured disabled events (athletics and swimming). While most venues was located in and around Maputo, the Canoeing venue was in Chidenguella Lagoon, 275 km north of the city.

Calendar[edit]

The schedule of the games was as follows. The calendar is to be completed with event finals information.[9][10]

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions   Event finals  CC  Closing ceremony
September 2nd
Fri
3rd
Sat
4th
Sun
5th
Mon
6th
Tue
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
11th
Sun
12th
Mon
13th
Tue
14th
Wed
15th
Thu
16th
Fri
17th
Sat
18th
Sun
Events
Ceremonies OC CC
Athletics
Badminton
Basketball
Beach volleyball
Boxing
Canoeing
Chess
Cycling
Football
Handball
Judo
Karate
Netball
Sailing
Swimming
Table tennis
Taekwondo
Tennis
Triathlon
Volleyball
Total events
Cumulative total
September 2nd
Fri
3rd
Sat
4th
Sun
5th
Mon
6th
Tue
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
11th
Sun
12th
Mon
13th
Tue
14th
Wed
15th
Thu
16th
Fri
17th
Sat
18th
Sun
Events

Medal table[edit]

As of September 17, 2011 [11]

Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  South Africa (RSA) 61 55 40 156
2  Egypt (EGY) 32 14 20 66
3  Nigeria (NGR) 31 28 39 98
4  Tunisia (TUN) 29 26 13 68
5  Algeria (ALG) 22 29 34 85
6  Kenya (KEN) 14 14 22 50
7  Senegal (SEN) 8 8 17 33
8  Cameroon (CMR) 8 5 20 33
9  Ethiopia (ETH) 6 10 12 28
10  Angola (ANG) 6 10 10 26
Total 249 246 314 809

Venues and infrastructure[edit]

When Mozambique initially announced its ability to host the 10th Games, there was a possibility of a paring down of the sports to be offered, due to time constraints and a potential lack of facilities for the Games (e.g. the country has no field hockey field capable of hosting a Games-level competition).[6] However, the Games eventually featured 20 sports, down 4 from the 24 hosted at the 2007 All-Africa Games.

Listed below are the venues that hosted the 2011 All-African Games:[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 All-Africa Games website (www.maputo2011.com); retrieved 2010-12-21.
  2. ^ Maputo to Host 2011 All-Africa Games, by Bonnie Mugabe and Agencies, captured and re-posted by AllAfrica.com on 2009-04-16, retrieved 2010-12-03.
  3. ^ Zambia to host 2011 All-Africa Games published by People's Daily Online [China] on 2005-04-27; retrieved 2010-12-21.
  4. ^ Ghana Bids for 2011 AAG, published by GhanaWeb.com on 2004-07-20; retrieved 2010-12-21.
  5. ^ Zambia withdraws offer to host 2011 All Africa Games, published by the Lukasa Times on 2008-12-12; retrieved 2010-12-21.
  6. ^ a b Relief as Maputo offers to host All Africa Games, by Eric Odanga, Daily Nation; published 2009-04-12, retrieved 2010-12-21.
  7. ^ (Portuguese) Participants
  8. ^ South Sudan to attend All Africa Games in Mozambique
  9. ^ (Portuguese) 2011 All-Africa Games Program
  10. ^ General Schedule"
  11. ^ Medal Standings"
  12. ^ (Portuguese) Local Arrangements (Venues)

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